Two people have been killed and 40 arrested in a ‘crackdown’ on gay people in a Russian republic where gay people have been tortured and held in concentration camps.
The predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya launched a new ‘purge’ on gay people in December – after seizing a gay activist’s phone and looking through his contact list.
The Russian LGBT Network, which has been monitoring the situation in Chechnya, says that at least two people have died after torture in a facility previously described as a ‘concentration camp’.
Previous reports in Chechnya suggested that more than 100 gay men had been arrested and tortured in 2017 – with victims taken to a ‘camp’ and totrutred. Read more